Went online last night to tax my newly "historic" 1973 R107 . Wanted to charge me £225.00. Tried to tax by phone , went through all the options on the keypad , again wanted payment of £225.oo. Phoned DVLA helpline. "You need to go to the Post Office, mark Historic Vehicle in paragrah 7. They will give you a tax disc and send your log book off." Why. you know that its a 1973 vehicle, and is now tax exempt? "No , you have to have a new document". Go to the Post Office today , ask for tax for "historic " vehicle. "No we cannot do that, you need to go to the DVLA." No , the DVLA told me to come here. " We are not able to change the category of vehicle , except for disabled". Okay , so if I came here yesterday to tax a 1972 car , it would be free , correct? " Yes sir that is correct , but we cannot change the classification". No , I have written the change of classification in section 7 , you just need to send it to the DVLA, and issue me a tax disc please. Calls the manager."no we cannot do that here" . Yes you can . Exasperated look , and just to keep this nutter quiet , tap a few keys on the computer. " Oh , actually you are correct sir. we can issue you a free tax disc, but we need to send your old document off" Oh REALLY?? "Yes , would you like your FREE tax disc for 6 or 12 months".